Genius has unleashed an update that will give you live lyrics to whatever song you’re listening to. What’s particularly brilliant about it, however, is that you don’t have to use any particular app to get this service. Whether you’re listening to Pandora, Google Play Music, Spotify, or whatever, Genius will hunt down those lyrics and make them available in a tap.
Genius, which was originally “Rap Genius,” has made a lot of progress over the past two years. What started out as a collection of rap lyrics hardly competitive with larger lyric-based sites has grown and evolved into something much more mainstream and much more interesting. The company’s service is unique because it offers high quality annotations alongside lyrics. Previously, the closest we came to this kind of in-text interpretations were the meandering and often vapid comments over at SongMeanings. Last year, Genius launched an iOS app, but it wasn’t until this past August that the lyric database hit Android.
Currently, the app does not allow users to add or edit annotations, but the company says they are working to bring this functionality to Android as soon as possible. Once that feature becomes available, Genius might just become a ubiquitous app for music lovers.
To give the app a spin, click the button below to download it from the Google Play Store. Once you’ve played with it some, come back and tell us about your experience in the comments!